Over the holidays Kristine, Caroline, and myself went to Virginia to visit with our parents. There is something about going to your parents house, it feels so comfortable and nice. This was the first time any of us had seen where our parents are living since they moved a couple months ago. So, it seems odd that a place I’d never been felt like home. That’s the magic of a Mom. Or maybe it’s just our Mom, because she’s pretty special! Regardless, it felt like home. My mother walks the line of meticulously organized and comfortable like a pro. She’s just the most cool Grandma there is, with a house that matches. Continue reading Maureen’s favorite things
Whether you are hosting or attending, holiday parties are a fun part of the season. Here are some of our favorite tips to take the stress out of it. Continue reading Holiday Party Tips
It seems like this week we have been bombarded with AMAZING deals and flash sales and coupon codes. But, sometimes the best gifts can’t be purchased with Amazon Prime. Check out some of our ideas below if you are looking for something a little more unconventional.
A couple weeks ago I posted about our thankful project where we are decorating things we are grateful for on the back door over the course of the month. I added this little string of lights and now my kids keep asking for dimly lit dinners and dance parties. Of course, I love that!
Fall usually seems to mean a lot of logistically focused days for me. I’ve been working on travel plans, what parties and shows to attend (we’ve settled on Disney on Ice, The Nutcracker, and the Motab Christmas concert for this year), etc. My son also has his birthday right around Thanksgiving and it definitely sneaks up on me. I’m staying sane by listening to podcasts and searching the internet for the perfect winter slippers. (Top contenders: HERE, HERE and HERE.)
This season I have fallen in love with trees. There are so many beautiful decorations out there and trees are a theme that can bridge the fall/ winter/ Holiday season. These wooden ones are adorable, but unfortunately sold out. I will be on the lookout for some trees to add to my collection this season.
Also, I’m pregnant and with the weather changing my “uniform” of yoga capris and flip flops isn’t quite keeping me warm. Thankfully these shoes to the rescue. They are easy to slip on and off and super comfortable.
I’m also discovering the beauty of what Old Navy calls “Track Pants”. Basically glorified sweatpants which can hopefully pass as real pants and keep me warm (and have a handy- pregnancy friendly- elastic waistband). I’m debating between these and these, but maybe with a good Black Friday deal I’ll get both 😉
Like most people fall reminds me of pumpkin spice and everything nice! Except I live in Idaho so it’s more like pumpkins and snow days. This means lots of baking and candles- would be a nice fire, but unfortunately I do still live in college housing. Side note: at work I get a personal heater at my desk and it is just the best in the chilly mornings! I was gifted this candle by Kristine for my birthday and my only complaint is why isn’t it 20 times bigger because I love it so much! It reminds me of pumpkin spice, but isn’t in your face like a lot of fall candles are. I’ve heard it’s the official scent of fall 2017, which I can totally see because it feels like you are in front of a wood burning fire at a cabin in the woods when you light it.
I’ll also share a new favorite fall recipe from The Recipe Critic for pumpkin cheesecake brownies. I have to say I love my fair share of pumpkin, but I can’t stand when it’s so overwhelming. Pumpkin pie has never been tempting for me. Hence why I totally fell for these brownies! There’s only 1/2 cup of pumpkin in the whole pan which gives the hint of fall instead of like fall literally fell into your mouth (which is how I feel with most pumpkin desserts). So if you’re not a huge fan of in your face pumpkin try out these brownies!
We put our brains together for a Halloween Collaboration. Kimberly offers advice on what to wear, Kristine gives a great festive dinner idea, and Caroline has some great decoration inspiration. Continue reading HALLOWEEN!